Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of real Mummies assembled from across the world, will be open to visitors at the world-renowned Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on June 18, 2011.

A first-of-its-kind exhibition, Mummies of the World will showcase a “never-before-seen” collection of many naturally preserved mummies from the ancient times.

The exhibit will feature an exclusive collection of 150 artifacts and real human and animal specimens from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years, Mummies of the World authorities said in a statement.

The exhibit is expected to draw a huge number of tourists and residents to the museum.

Mummies of the World provides residents in the Philadelphia area with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see real mummies from around the world and explore the lives and cultures of these ancient people and civilizations. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories, Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc, said.

Multi-media exhibits at Mummies of the World will also offer students, enthusiasts and historians insights into past cultures, and civilizations, and demonstrate that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe.

Some of the highlights of the exhibit include the Detmold Child, one of the oldest mummy infants ever discovered; the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Budapest; the Baron and Baroness, discovered in a 14th century castle in Sommersdorf; the Tattoo Woman, a mummy found in Peru and Egyptian animal mummies, intentionally preserved to accompany royals for eternity, said an authority.